The '''VCU Medical Center''' is Virginia Commonwealth University|Virginia Commonwealth University's
medical campus located in downtown Richmond, Virginia
in the Court End
neighborhood. The VCU Medical Center used to be known as the Medical College of Virginia
, which merged with the Richmond Professional Institute
in 1968 to create Virginia Commonwealth University
. In the 1990s, an authority controlling MCV Hospitals was created called the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals Authority. In 2004, the name of this authority was changed to VCU Health System and the MCV Hospitals and surrounding campus were branded VCU Medical Center. This authority controls the employees and real estate occupied by the five schools within the VCU Medical Center. It was at this time that MCV Campus moniker was created. West Hospital houses various clinical, administrative and support services of the hospitals of VCU Medical Center; clinical, academic and...